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Please accompany us in this joyous family occasion in celebrating our 18th production of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker. This holiday tradition is sure to please the whole family with the battle scene for the boys and the land of sweets for the girls!

Tickets go on sale Monday, October 2, 2017
Box office phone number: 847-438-4500

Performance -Dates coming soon!


Come dance with Clara and her friends at

Clara's Dance Party!  Saturday after the 1:00 pm performance

Tickets available by calling the IYDT Box Office!


Lake Zurich Performing Arts Center
300 Church Street
Lake Zurich, IL 60047

Performance Information

Music: Peter I. Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Choreography: Alyce Keaggy Brinkmann & Sasha Kozadayev
Scenery: Grosh Backdrops
Costume Coordinator: Julia Mazur
Lighting Design: Alyce Keaggy Brinkmann
Original Premier: December 17, 1892 -- Maryinsky Theater, St. Petersburg -- The Imperial Russian Ballet
Age Recommendation: at least 3 years of age
IYDT's Premier: December 2000 -- IYDT of Spring Grove -- McHenry, Illinois

Run Time: ACT I - 45 minutes, ACT 2 - 45 minutes, Intermission - 15 minutes (2 Hours Total)